The Automotive Lease Guide estimates that the new Ford Five Hundred and Freestyle will retain 48-50% of their value after three years. I'm not quie sure what formula the guide uses but it seems strange that they can come up with such a figure before one car even rolls off a dealer's lot. And while it is the highest number for Ford of late, Honda and Toyota still top it. But they top everything in resale and you're usually paying for the nameplate and not the actual vehicle at that stage. TO continue our Mustang blitz, the new 2005 Mustang will retain 49% of its value, eight percentage points higher than its predecessor.

Share This Photo X